A jade pendant is one of the most attractive jewelry items
Jade pendants should bring good luck, protection from evil spirits and danger, which is a myth and only based on superstition. Since a variety of colors is available, it is matching various clothing styles. They are also regarded as a talisman especially when it has a religious theme.
They often come with a carved Buddha image
All this shows it’s a important material because people interpret so many things into it which has never been proven by any means beside of believing it. There are two materials they are made from, one is Jadeite, that's the better stuff and can get very expensive, it is mainly mined in Myanmar’s Kachin State. The other is nephrite with deposits are all over the world but can’t match jadeite, it simply has better colors, texture and translucency than nephrite.
Imperial jade pendant with carving
|Black jade pendant|
They suit all age groups however more women than men use them and among them Chinese are by far the most user. To fit a pendant to your body check what color you like since it should somehow to color of your clothing, also styling is important.
As an example, at slim women a bigger jade pendant looks good, for a shorter women a long pendant will give a better overall pictures and a rather thin neck could look better with a smaller one.
Here are white jade pendants with a high level of translucency which look exceptional.
Real good jadeite pieces
|Light green jade pendant|
|White green jade pendant|
I discovered one beautiful item the other day in the Bogyoke Aung San Market in Yangon, the premier jade bazaar worldwide for around $ 17.000,-, no yoke, its amazing how they pop up prices since they are on the road to democracy, for them this means raise the prices.
|Jade pendant prices|
Actually the price hike is fueled by Chinese who are on a buying frenzy since all jewelry shops in China and elsewhere are telling everyone should buy now because supply is dwindling, which is nonsense there is enough supply in Myanmar's Kachin State for the next two hundred years and elsewhere they find continuously more sites, nephrite is the cheaper "brother" of Jadeite.
This pretty jadeite objects
High priced lavender
|Jade pendant with a mythical theme|
Also have the seller write down, that he or she certifies that this is natural, non treated jadeite, since plenty of "dirty cheating" is going on to "enhance" colors and appearance.
In this business you are virtually dancing with 2 legs sharks, all are Chinese and they do this cheating since hundreds of years, they know how to "pull you over the table" Its amazing what they are doing to squeeze out some more dollars.
This pictures were shot at the Bogyoke Market in Yangon Myanmar and two jade shops at the mall of the Sands Casino in Singapore and show some variety of colors and styles.
This oriental markets are a real treasure trove for exquisite jewelry items, they also have rubies, sapphires, diamonds, gold, pearls and plenty of art objects such as woodcarvings, antiques, brass and bronze items, mother of pearl, paintings, lacquer art, sandal wood carvings and
more. They also have plenty of sculptures in the shops, this place alone is worth a journey to the country since there are not many real oriental bazaars of the past left, the next best could be the bazaar in Istanbul.
The place is right in the city center
and in walking distance from all major city hotels, also a good spot for changing money. Don't change money at the banks there, go inside the market and check at a shop, don't listen to the guys who run around whispering "change money" they will cheat.
|Jade shop with Buddha sculptures|